LA Tech ‘Moves’: Riot Games’ Co-Founder Returns and Snap Bolsters Branded AR
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Riot Games has named Marc Merrill as its new president of games. Merrill co-founded the video game developer and previously served as its co-CEO until 2017, before stepping down and assuming the role of co-chairman.
Snap has hired Resh Sidhu as global director of Arcadia, the social media firm’s creative studio for branded augmented reality. Sidhu joins from ad agency Barbarian, where she was chief creative officer. Snap also named Jeff Miller as Acadia’s executive director and Lidiia Bogdanovych as Arcadia’s executive producer; they will continue to serve as Snap’s global head of creative strategy and director of lens design, respectively.
Animation studio Invisible Universe has appointed David Levy as chief creative officer. Levy most recently served as director of animation at Disney+.
AI-powered fintech platform Camino Financial has promoted Michael Chamberlayne to chief financial officer. Chamberlayne was previously the company’s senior vice president of finance and corporate development.
Relativity Space, an aerospace company that designs and produces 3D-printed rockets, has hired Mariana Garavaglia as chief business and people officer. Garavaglia joins from Peloton, where she served as chief operating officer.
Fintech banking platform Dave has hired Michael Goodbody as chief marketing officer. Goodbody was previously vice president of marketing and growth at Credit Karma’s Money division.
Kollectiff, a Web3 venture studio, has hired Rupert Runewitsch as chief operating officer and chief growth officer. Runewitsch was previously a strategic advisor at amp&go and founded the startup Vista.
Marketing research company MarketCast has hired Jenna Lauer as its new head of brand and custom research. Lauer joins from market research agency Hall & Partners, where she served as managing partner. MarketCast also promoted Zoë Friend to lead the company’s Content Insights practice.
Video game developer Scopely has appointed Salaam Coleman Smith to its board of directors. Coleman Smith is currently a director on the boards of Pinterest and Gap, Inc.